vine

noun
\ ˈvīn How to pronounce vine (audio) \

Definition of vine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground also : the stem of such a plant
b : any of various sprawling herbaceous plants (such as a tomato or potato) that lack specialized adaptations for climbing

vine

verb
vined; vining

Definition of vine (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to form or grow in the manner of a vine

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This beautiful wine hails from the Itata Valley in southern Chile, one of the first places Spanish missionaries planted grape vines in the 1500s. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "At $20, this aromatic Chilean red blend is actually a massive bargain," 6 Sep. 2019 The distinct Moutere terroir—abundant sunshine and warm summers, cool autumn nights, and the region’s unforgiving clay soils—helps create Himmelsfeld’s world-class wines using traditional vine cultivation methods with minimal intervention. Fortune, "New Zealand’s Hottest Destination Is One You’ve Likely Never Heard Of," 18 Aug. 2019 Beneath the leafy canopy, healthy tangles of canyon grape vines mingle with insidious clumps of poison ivy. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Forest hike near Payson leads to a shady tangle of springs," 26 July 2019 Along the driveway there are balloon flowers, lilies, a large arborvitae, roses, honeysuckle, and climbing silver lace vine. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Couple turn east side party house into historically appropriate home with lush gardens," 25 July 2019 This summer, a new trend is budding: vine ear tattoos. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Instagram is Obsessed With Vine Ear Tattoos – And You'll Want to Get One Too," 15 July 2019 One shows several dozen fresh sardines that have been grilled in vine-leaf wrappers, their little heads sticking out of the green leaves. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "A cookbook that offers Turkey’s history, agriculture, daily life, and culinary culture," 8 July 2019 Outside, a trellis with creeping vines covers a brick patio. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Alicia Keys gets into the La Jolla state of mind," 14 Sep. 2019 Set onto prepared baking sheet, then pipe on brown Jack-O-Lantern faces and green vines. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Bewitching Candy Truffles," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of vine

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vine

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French vigne, from Latin vinea vine, vineyard, from feminine of vineus of wine, from vinum wine — more at wine

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vine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vine

: a plant that has very long stems and that grows along the ground or up and around something (such as a wall or tree)

vine

noun
\ ˈvīn How to pronounce vine (audio) \

Kids Definition of vine

: a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground

Other Words from vine

vinelike \ -​ˌlīk \ adjective

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